In the third LFA 2 program, you will have heard University of Hawaii
researcher, Dr. David Karl, speak of two of his research projects,
Project HOT, which stands for "Hawaii Ocean Time-series" and
Project COLD which is "Coupled Ocean-ice Linkages and
Now these acronyms are not only appropriate to their geographic venue and corresponding temperatures, but also relate to the specific science being undertaken. And, yes, they are also clearly designed for public consumption -- perhaps just a little tongue in cheek -- to provide a nice snappy name for what otherwise might sound rather dry.
Antarctic Acronyms invites you to come up with similar snappy titles for the following research projects featured during LFA 2. Below you'll find them as they're listed in NSF's 1996-97 Science Program Summary, which is -- it must be admitted -- not designed for public consumption, but for NSF/ASA planning purposes. We think students can make them just a little more accessible!
Just like Dr. Karl's HOT and COLD, we expect a word which relates directly to the research, and -- again as in Dr. Karl's efforts -- winners will have paid enough attention to the words and images seen on camera or read online in the Journals to have specific connection to the scientific processes and goals involved in the project.